Engineering faculty, students mobilize to help COVID-19 efforts

As the coronavirus continues to sicken millions of people across the United States and the world, Berkeley researchers and students are contributing their time and expertise to combat the outbreak. 

From providing real-time localized information on infections to more efficiently resterilizing N95 masks, the engineering community is focusing on ways to inform the public and aid beleaguered healthcare workers facing critical shortages of medical supplies. 

UC Berkeley workers remove a wastewater autosampler from a sewer drain

Tracking COVID-19 in our sewers

Berkeley civil engineers have developed a rapid, low-cost and effective method to test for the presence of the coronavirus in wastewater flowing through municipal sewer systems
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